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Child fatally shot while riding in car in North Carolina

A 7-year-old boy was fatally shot while riding in a car with his mother, authorities in North Carolina said.

The shooting happened around 11 p.m. Wednesday in Hickory, news outlets reported.

Officers responding to a 911 call about a shooting into a vehicle arrived to find Zakylen Greylen Harris with an apparent gunshot wound to the neck, Hickory police said in a news release.

The child was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Two other children were in the vehicle at the time of the shooting. Neither was injured.

Police described the suspect vehicle as a small, dark-colored SUV, possibly with multiple occupants.

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